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KenwayKenway San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,130 @@ - Legendary Achaean
edited April 2016 in The Universal Membrane
So I'm not really sure where to start or how to best go about this so I'll probably just ramble and then spoiler and tldr at the end.

So as most of us who are student do, I was quite absent from Achaea around midterms. That's fine, people knew that was happening, no big.
Immediately after midterms, my grandfather was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and a couple weeks later he passed.
Then I got hit by a car and I was in the hospital for about a week and then in and out for monitoring for about two more weeks. I had a bad reaction to some pain killers and they took me off all my other meds in case it was caused by those. This included my anti-depressants.
So depressed, in pain, freshly dead grandfather and now behind on courses, I kinda forgot about Achaea. It just wasn't really on my mind.
And I guess that's what I'm writing this to talk about. I'm sorry for that. I took on a leadership role in the game, and that comes with responsibilities. And I let some of you down on that front by going MIA. Things have been getting better for a while now but the feelings of shame I have at disappearing without any sort of notice have kind of kept me away. I am 100% positive that the people I worked with in the Shield kept everything going great but still, you all deserved to at least know where I went, or even that I was going to be gone. (@Kandra, @Aerek, @Hosko, @Lorielan)
I miss this community though, I miss it a lot and I'd like to come back, as much as I dread piecing my reflexes together onto my new computer (old one was a 'cushion' between me and the car) but to be honest, I'm not certain if I should come back as Kenway. I just don't know how to explain his sudden disappearance from a fairly major role. It may be time to retire him, though I really hate the thought of it.

So uh, TLDR;

-I'm sorry that I disappeared on anyone that noticed my absence. I feel terrible. Things happened but I should have let someone know somehow and that's on me.

-If anyone can help me think of a way to explain this absence in character for Kenway, I would really appreciate the help but if not, we may see the last of him soon.

-Also I really missed all of you. 

-(Most of you.)


- Limb Counter - Fracture Relapsing -
"Honestly, I just love that it counts limbs." - Mizik Corten
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  • KenwayKenway San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,130 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarathai said:
    Kenway said:
    -If anyone can help me think of a way to explain this absence in character for Kenway, I would really appreciate the help but if not, we may see the last of him soon.
    "I was asleep for longer than I thought."

    I doubt anybody worth the time will make that much fuss about it.
    I hope you're right. I just know that I've been very frustrated by absent leaders in the past and I've never before been a leader myself so I guess I'm just worried.

    - Limb Counter - Fracture Relapsing -
    "Honestly, I just love that it counts limbs." - Mizik Corten
  • KhaibitKhaibit Member Posts: 375 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    There are far less extreme ways to take a break!
    Just swan back and look surprised when people ask where you've been 'I was in the pub... '


    Trilliana
  • WatchmanWatchman Member Posts: 75
    Dozens of different ways to explain away absence, depending on character backstory and development. Bring Valnurana into it. Play it up as a fugue state - log back in, strip yourself naked and stumble around the desert waiting for someone to find you. Got a ship, ever sailed? You got lost on an island, and just got picked up by pirates/ship full of sirens/zombies and had to bribe/se.. uh, companion/kill your way to freedom. Held on another plane by demonic/chaotic forces, blahblah.

    People that appreciated you before will likely still appreciate you. People that didn't like you will just use it as one more reason why they dislike you. Don't sweat it, just get back on the horse.
    TrillianaKyriellaNataliia
  • DochithaDochitha Member Posts: 1,413 @ - Epic Achaean
    You must have been swallowed by the Well. Everyone is looking for you. @Lorielan finally brought you back by slamming a huge rock into the well that spit you out. Now you have a story to tell, what's going inside the well, and how the hell you mastered a new profession while you disappeared. We want the new class and Kenway back.

    Even if you retire you will still end up with Shield and rock on your head. Don't retire man.

    Damn the curse of the Shield Wall.
    TrillianaKyriellaNataliia
  • KezKez Member Posts: 646 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    You could say I kidnapped you and kept you chained in my pantry as a source of fresh meat. :tongue: 
    Achaea loves you. You're not allowed to retire. Banish the thought.
    Trilliana
  • HoskoHosko Member Posts: 8
    Sorry to hear about all of that man. We all miss you and it sucks your absence came under such bad circumstances. Take care of yourself and all of the things going on in your life. We'll still be here for you when you're ready. As far as how to come back, I think @Watchman has the right idea. Wandering the desert naked, still drunk after some grand adventure seems pretty Kenway to me. 
  • KerriaKerria The Red LionessMember Posts: 1,120 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm still trying to figure out how to explain Keri's absence, though my reasons are not nearly as harrowing as yours.

    1. Omgbbq are you okay? Ehugs and crossed fingers and omg feel better please?!? 
    2. Always fun to have a grand adventure in the north/on an island. 
    3. I hope you don't retire, but if you choose to it's okay.
    4. I have some of the things that you helped me with on coding, I can send you the info at any time just poke at me and I can send it to you on skype, and hopefully that will help a bit. Just be warned, I'm still healing out of my recent surgery and sometimes am a bit loopy.


    Trilliana
  • TolanTolan Member Posts: 181 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    @Kenway

    I had the same kind of problem as you about a year ago. I was playing MkO at the time and working a full time job, yet me being me, I always found lots of time for MUDs. I ran into some problems and had no more full time job, but had constant doctor appointments/surgeries and lots of loopy drugs to be taking.

    I'll tell you this from experience(my character was not very liked), no matter how hated or liked the character you're playing is, you'll be accepted back in whether your RP reason for being gone is good or not. The reason you've been gone is all up to you, and if people don't like your reasoning, they can .. Well, to put it blunt, they can suck it.

    Ultimately, the decision to keep playing a single game is your choice, and your choice alone. Sure, you'll have influences from anyone you ask(Whether it be asking people you know outside of the game and they say you should spend less time doing it or if it's people IC who say to stay), but the choice is still yours and no matter what you choose, you shouldn't feel bad about your decision.

    I never knew your character on Tolan or on any previous characters from in the past but I can say pretty confidently(from experience), that what ever your choice is, and whether people agree or not, you just need to be happy about it.

    Retiring is a cool function that I also put to use after my time on MkO(and my previous characters here), and it's great. I love the ability to start a new character and still have at least some of the worth from everything you've done in the past and all the money you've put into the games.

    /ramble

    Tl;DR - Do what you want
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    I was hiding under szanthax..



  • AtalkezAtalkez Member Posts: 5,070 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Glad you're okay bro.


    You hug Aurora compassionately.
    Dochitha
  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,798 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dude, you got hit by a -car-. That's halfway to a Wulfen. Of course people will understand. 

    ElipiseSkye
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,403 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Welcome back bro. Welcome back.
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    Wait... What happened to wulfen??



  • TolanTolan Member Posts: 181 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished


    I don't remember anymore, but the line went something close to that. Truck maybe? I always thought of it as something similar to @Cain's 'throw a laptop out the window', stuff.
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,094 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2016
    Tolan said:


    I don't remember anymore, but the line went something close to that. Truck maybe? I always thought of it as something similar to @Cain's 'throw a laptop out the window', stuff.


    But no, the official story is hit by a bus, in fact.

    And Kenny, so glad to hear you're okay, bub. Keep breathing and being your awkward self. You'll figure it out, I'm sure.
    Trilliana
  • AesiAesi Member Posts: 1,222 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited April 2016
    You gotta do you man.

    I'm just honestly glad you're alive. Life is too short to be worrying about small things like this.

    Shit happens. Video game will be here.
  • TolanTolan Member Posts: 181 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Melodie said:
    Tolan said:


    I don't remember anymore, but the line went something close to that. Truck maybe? I always thought of it as something similar to @Cain's 'throw a laptop out the window', stuff.


    But no, the official story is hit by a bus, in fact.

    And Kenny, so glad to hear you're okay, bub. Keep breathing and being your awkward self. You'll figure it out, I'm sure.
    Bah, I was close
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    I got hit by a bus while riding my bike through a cross walk.. The driver sued my family for emotional distress...and won. 



    Exelethril
  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Tbf, I'd be super sad if I hit you with a car, too :( 
  • XadenXaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Szanthax said:
    I got hit by a bus while riding my bike through a cross walk.. The driver sued my family for emotional distress...and won. 
    And this is one of the reasons why everyone else in the free world hates the USA :)
         He is a coward who has to bring two friends as backup to jump people hunting.

    SaevaSherazad
  • TolanTolan Member Posts: 181 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited April 2016
    Xaden said:
    Szanthax said:
    I got hit by a bus while riding my bike through a cross walk.. The driver sued my family for emotional distress...and won. 
    And this is one of the reasons why everyone else in the free world hates the USA :)
    To be fair though, if this happened in the USA, the biker probably rode into the road without looking first

    edit: Or ran a red light. Or broke a road law. Or cut the bus off. Or just stole the bike and was fleeing the scene. Or did it on purpose in hopes to sue, but then got sued faster than they could sue, so basically got screwed over
  • XadenXaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2016
    I assumed he meant as a cyclist... 

    eta: grammar
         He is a coward who has to bring two friends as backup to jump people hunting.

  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Szanthax said:
    I got hit by a bus while riding my bike through a cross walk.. The driver sued my family for emotional distress...and won. 
    Do your local laws allow you to bicycle on the sidewalk/crosswalk? You endanger pedestrians riding on a foot path, and if the view of a sidewalk is obstructed (by trees, etc.), a car can't see you approach the intersection than if you'd been on the road.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • TolanTolan Member Posts: 181 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Xaden said:
    I assumed he meant as a cyclist... 

    eta: grammar
    I also assumed he meant as a cyclist. My post still stands.
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    Krypton said:
    Szanthax said:
    I got hit by a bus while riding my bike through a cross walk.. The driver sued my family for emotional distress...and won. 
    Do your local laws allow you to bicycle on the sidewalk/crosswalk? You endanger pedestrians riding on a foot path, and if the view of a sidewalk is obstructed (by trees, etc.), a car can't see you approach the intersection than if you'd been on the road.
    This. One must walk your bike through a crosswalk. She would have hit me either way... Was looking left, turned right. No obstruction, just other cars. It was one of those intersections where there was a turn lane, and she was passing stopped cars at the light and looked left to make sure no one was coming... I enter crosswalk when the little green man pops up, she turns right, right into me.



    Krypton
  • HalosHalos San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,473 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    When in doubt, Dannyl out.

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